Make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day by treating her to a home-cooked lunch with all the trimmings.
After showering her cards, presents and flowers, make sure mum’s got nothing left to do but put her feet up and relax while you take care of the food.
Here are our top picks – from starters to drinks and everything in between, for the ultimate Mother’s Day lunch.
Kick things off in style with this pretty little crostini topped with prosciutto, figs and mint. The sweetness of the ripe figs and the saltiness of the prosciutto are a match made in heaven, and the mint leaves add a hit of freshness. Or you could try a smoked mackerel pâté – it’s quick to whiz together (make it in just 10 minutes) but is so moreish – just be careful not to fill up before the main event!
For a main that’s sure to impress, try this beautiful spring quiche, full of lovely, seasonal veg. The bombs of fresh cheese and crispy bacon bring out the flavours of the veg and really make this meal sing. Make your pastry the night before so all you’ve got to think about on the day is the filling.
If a traditional Sunday lunch is more your mum’s thing, then this deliciously fragrant roast chicken will tick all the boxes. Serve up with the zesty lemon and rosemary potatoes and you’ve got one of your side dishes taken care of too.
If you’re going to town and putting on a three course meal, you’re going to want your sides to be quick and easy without compromising on taste. These lemony green beans are simple yet delicious – dress them while warm so they absorb all that great flavour. Rosemary roasted Jersey Royals are another super-easy option: just simmer, drain and roast. Or for a lighter accompaniment, you can’t beat a simple green salad.
To finish things off, there’s nothing quite like a traditional cream-filled Victoria sandwich as a treat on Mother’s Day, perfect with a cup of tea after the main meal. Or for chocolate-loving mums, this rich chocolate and raspberry tart is one to really get the tastebuds going. The added beauty of these desserts is that you can prep them the day before so they’re good to go without any extra fuss.
What Mother’s Day treat would be complete without a tipple or two for her to enjoy with her feet up while you crack on with the dishes? This refreshing rhubarb bellini is elegant yet easy, or bring a taste of summer to the afternoon with a couple of gin and elderflower sherbet cocktails. Pour yourself one too, sit back and enjoy a job well done!
For more great ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, check out our ultimate bakes or try your hand at these edible gifts.